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ISMAY, Gen Hastings Lionel, 1st Baron Ismay of Wormington

Personal Correspondence including speeches and material for memoirs, 1893-1959

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ISMAY: 1/ Personal Correspondence including speeches and material for memoirs, 1893-1959



ISMAY: 1/1 Personal and family papers, 1893-1957


ISMAY: 1/1/1

1893 Apr 18

Letter from Stanley Ismay, Nagpur, India to Dorothy [Ismay] (Ismay's parents) with family news. Manuscript, 4pp


ISMAY: 1/1/2-5

1900-1904

Report from Gerald S Davies, Charterhouse, Godalming, Surrey to [Stanley] Ismay on Ismay's character and progress as school. Manuscript, 14pp


ISMAY: 1/1/6

1911

Map by Lt Percy Cleghorn Stanley Hobart of Coronation Durbar army camp, Delhi, India. Printed 1p


ISMAY: 1/1/7

1911 Mar 31

Regimental orders concerning Lt Hastings Lionel Ismay, Adjutant, 21 Cavalry (Frontier Force), Jhelum, India including his appointment as adjutant to Capt Oswald Muirhead Dyke. Printed, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/1/8

[1914 Jan]

Letter from adjutant PAVO 'Tommy' to Ismay referring to Ismay's acceptance of Somaliland posting. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/1/9

1914 Jul 18

Telegram from adjutant 22 Cavalry, Jhelum, India to Ismay concerning Ismay's acceptance of Somaliland posting. Manuscript carbon, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/1/10-11

1914 Aug 11, Sep 29

Regimental orders of 21 Cavalry, Jhelum, India concerning, respectively, Ismay's Somaliland posting and his promotion to Capt. Printed, 3pp


ISMAY: 1/1/12

1914 Sep 12

Letter from Robert McCleverty, 47 Sikhs, to Ismay concerning failure of possibility of Canal Police appointment for Ismay. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/1/13

1915 Jan 21

Letter from Terence Mullaly, 6 Gurkha Rifles, Kakul near Abbottabad, India North West Frontier to Ismay thanking him for a letter of sympathy on his brother's death. Manuscript, 8pp


ISMAY: 1/1/14

1915 Jul 13

Letter from Eric Dobs at Western Front to Ismay concerning life in the trenches. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/1/15

1915 Oct 26

Letter from Cecil John Lyons Allanson, Gurkha Rifles, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, to Ismay with an account of Dardanelles fighting. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/1/16

1915 Feb 16

Letter from Cecil John Lyons Allanson, Gurkha Rifles, London to Ismay mentioning the failure of the Dardanelles campaign, Feb 1915 and his own wounding. Manuscript, 4pp


ISMAY: 1/1/17

1916 Dec 21

Letter from Adm Sir William Reginald Hall, Director of Intelligence, Admiralty, thanking Ismay for work done during his leave. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/1/18

1917 Dec 13

Newspaper cutting from Calcutta Statesman mentioning Ismay's skill at polo and an accident. Printed 1p


ISMAY: 1/1/19

1918 May 21

Letter from Maj Hugh Cathcart Dobbs, South Persia, to Ismay describing operations. Manuscript, 6pp


ISMAY: 1/1/20

1921 Aug 22

Letter from Indian Military Service Family Pensions to Ismay referring to his marriage of Aug 4 1921, signed. Printed and typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/1/21

1922 May 30

Telegram from Maud to Ismay on the birth of a daughter. Manuscript carbon 1p


ISMAY: 1/1/22

[1922-1925]

Confidential report by Maj Gen Louis Vaughan, Staff College, Quetta, India on Ismay. Copy typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/1/23

1925 Mar 27

Confidential report by AVM (Henry) Robert (Moore) Brooke-Popham, RAF Staff College, Andover, on Ismay. Copy typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/1/24-25

1931, 1933

Congratulatory telegrams. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/1/26

1932 Jul 6

Letter from Superintendent Viceregal Estates to Ismay as Military Secretary Viceroy, giving heraldic definition of Ismay's family arms. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/1/27-28

[1933] May 4, 1935 Jul 31

Newspaper cuttings on departure from staff of viceroy and on polo at Cheltenham. Printed, 2 pp


ISMAY: 1/1/29

1935 Jan 8

Letter from Maj Gen William Louis Oberkirch Twiss, Military Secretary, Area Headquarters India, proposing Ismay's nomination as Director of Military Operations India in 1936. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/1/30

1935 Jan 25

Letter from Ismay to Maj Gen William Louis Oberkirch Twiss concerning family difficulties in accepting appointment as Director of Military Operations India. Typescript, carbon 2pp


ISMAY: 1/1/31

1935 Aug 12

Letter from Maj Gen Maj Gen William Louis Oberkirch Twiss concerning Ismay's possible appointment as Director of Military Operations India. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/1/32

1935 Aug 21

Letter from Ismay to Maj Gen William Louis Oberkirch Twiss in reply to Twiss' letter of 1935 Aug 12 (see 1/1/31) and explaining offer of post as permanent deputy secretary to Sir Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey on Committee of Imperial Defence. Typescript carbon, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/1/33

1935 Sep 7

Letter from Maj Gen William Louis Oberkirch Twiss to Ismay in reply to Ismay's letter about offer of post as permanent deputy secretary to Sir Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey on Committee of Imperial Defence. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/1/34

1936 Jan 29

Letter from Ismay to Maj Gen William Louis Oberkirch Twiss concerning the advancement of the date of his appointment as permanent deputy secretary to Sir Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey on Committee of Imperial Defence. Typescript carbon, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/1/35

1936 Feb 11

Letter from Maj Gen William Louis Oberkirch Twiss to Ismay concerning his appointment as deputy secretary to Sir Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey on Committee of Imperial Defence. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/1/36

1951 Oct 27

Letter from Maj Gen William Louis Oberkirch Twiss to Ismay offering congratulations. Manuscript, 2 pp


ISMAY: 1/1/37

1946 Mar 5

Letter from Ismay to K and Cliff Rodman, Lake Forest, Illinois, USA with news of the family and the post-war situation in UK. Typescript carbon 4pp


ISMAY: 1/1/38

1946 Apr 3

Letter from Ismay to Sir Robert Ewbank, the Brewers' Society, on possibilities of an appointment, examining Ismay's personal financial position. Typescript carbon, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/1/39

1946 Apr 4

Letter from Sir Robert Ewbank, the Brewers' Society, to Ismay on possibilities of an appointment. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/1/40-41

1946 Apr 18

Letter from Sir Robert Ewbank, the Brewers' Society to Ismay on possibilities of an appointment. With carbon of Ismay's reply. Signed, typescript 2pp


ISMAY: 1/1/42

1946 Dec 3

Letter from Ismay to the Rodmans with plans for visit to Australia and New Zealand as well as Lake Forest, Illinois, USA. Typescript, carbon, 3pp


ISMAY: 1/1/43

1947 Jan 1

Letter from the family nanny to Ismay with congratulations. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/1/44-47

1947 Sep-Oct

Correspondence between Ismay and the Commonwealth Officer concerning his war gratuity. Typescript 4pp


ISMAY: 1/1/48-53

1947 Oct-Nov

Correspondence regarding burglary and insurance claims, India. 7pp


ISMAY: 1/1/54

[1947]

Letter from Stanway and district British Legion offering congratulations. Manuscript, 1 p


ISMAY: 1/1/55

[1947]

Letter from his sister, Maud, to Ismay offering congratulations. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/1/56

1957 Apr 8-11

Account by [Laura Kathleen Ismay, Lady Ismay] of Queen Elizabeth II's visit to Paris. Typescript, 6pp


ISMAY: 1/1/57

1963 Feb 7

Letter from the Rev R Robert Ismay, Rector St Andrew's, Princess Anne, Maryland, USA to Ismay giving his prayer for allied leaders including Ismay and regarding family history. Signed Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/2 Letters from Ismay to his mother, Lady Beatrice Ismay, 1916-1920


ISMAY: 1/2/1

1916 Sep 11

Letter from Ismay to his mother from SS Kashgar referring to a Royal Flying Corps general. Manuscript, 3pp


ISMAY: 1/2/2

1916 Nov 22

Letter from Ismay to his mother from United Service Club, London concerning visit to Central Signalling School, Bedfordshire. 4pp


ISMAY: 1/2/3

1916 Dec 13

Letter from Ismay to his mother from Clifton, concerning possibility of peace. 4pp


ISMAY: 1/2/4

[1916 Dec-1917 Jan]

Letter from Ismay to his mother referring to his work at Admiralty and War Office during leave, and (Adrian Carton) de Wiart. 4pp


ISMAY: 1/2/5

1917 Jan 15

Letter from Ismay to his mother from Berbera, Somaliland consisting of personal news and projected departure for Burrao, Somaliland. 4pp


ISMAY: 1/2/6

1917 Jan 19

Letter from Ismay to his mother from Burao, Somaliland on her 60th birthday. 4 pp


ISMAY: 1/2/7

1917 Jan 28

Letter from Ismay to his mother from Burao, Somaliland complaining about Colonial Office. 3pp


ISMAY: 1/2/8

1917 Feb 11

Letter from Ismay to his mother from Somaliland, relating to an 8 day trek. 8pp


ISMAY: 1/2/9

1917 Feb 18

Letter from Ismay to his mother from Burao, Somaliland regarding cross-examination of deserters. 9pp


ISMAY: 1/2/10

1917 Feb 25

Letter from Ismay to his mother from Burao, Somaliland stating that his work was dominated by politicians and was unsatisfactory. 7 pp


ISMAY: 1/2/11

1917 Mar 4

Letter from Ismay to his mother from Lower Sheikh, [Somaliland] relating to his health. 2pp


ISMAY: 1/2/12

1917 Mar 13

Letter from Ismay to his mother from Burao, Somaliland relating to his health and recent inactivity. 4pp


ISMAY: 1/2/13

1917 Mar 18

Letter from Ismay to his mother from Burao, Somaliland referring to Lt Richard Dane, 21 Cavalry (Frontier Force), India and six years to the day of appointment as adjutant, and his work for the recruits. 4pp


ISMAY: 1/2/14

1917 Mar 23

Letter from Ismay to his mother from Burao, Somaliland relating to furniture and the progress of war in France. 4pp


ISMAY: 1/2/15

1917 Apr 3

Letter from Ismay to his mother from Burao, Somaliland complaining about his mention for "services in connection with the war". 5pp


ISMAY: 1/2/16

1917 Apr 9

Letter from Ismay to his mother from Burao, Somaliland complaining of separation from his regiment. 8pp


ISMAY: 1/2/17

1917 Apr 17

Letter from Ismay to his mother from Ainabu, Somaliland on advantages of trek and running irregulars. 4pp


ISMAY: 1/2/18

1917 Apr 22

Letter from Ismay to his mother from Ainabu relating to pressure of work and social news. 5 pp


ISMAY: 1/2/19

1917 Apr 30-May 1

Letter from Ismay to his mother from Dabbar Dalol, Lasadai, Somaliland describing no man's land and plans to leave the army. 3pp


ISMAY: 1/2/20

1917 May 8

Letter from Ismay to his mother from Burao, Somaliland relating to office work and flood damage to tents. 4pp


ISMAY: 1/2/21

1917 May 15-16

Letter from Ismay to his mother from Burao, Somaliland thanking her for a parcel. 7pp


ISMAY: 1/2/22

1917 May 23

Letter from Ismay to his mother from Burao, Somaliland, while out on a short trek. 1p


ISMAY: 1/2/23

1917 May 26

Letter from Ismay to his mother relating to a trek to Berbera, Somaliland and sailing along coast. 2pp


ISMAY: 1/2/24

1917 May 27

Letter from Ismay to his mother from Berbera, Somaliland referring to his father's death 3 years' previously. 2pp


ISMAY: 1/2/25

1917 Jun 29-30

Letter from Ismay to his mother from Burao, Somaliland relating to problems with the mail and lack of exercise facilities. 3pp


ISMAY: 1/2/26

1917 Jul 4

Letter from Ismay to his mother from Burao, Somaliland relating to pressure of office work and increase in living expenses. 6pp


ISMAY: 1/2/27

1917 Jul 11

Letter from Ismay to his mother from Burao, Somaliland relating to family news. 7pp


ISMAY: 1/2/28

1917 Jul 16

Letter from Ismay to his mother from Burao, Somaliland referring to sickness in troops. 7pp


ISMAY: 1/2/29

1917 Aug 14

Letter from Ismay to his mother from The Residency, Aden on German armourer working for the Mullah. 7pp


ISMAY: 1/2/30

1917 Aug 19

Letter from Ismay to his mother from Berbera, Somaliland relating to the journey from Aden. 5pp


ISMAY: 1/2/31

1917 Aug 30

Letter from Ismay to his mother from Ainabo, Somaliland regarding recent letter from [Maj William Henry] Bill Beach in Mesopotamia and reference to letter from Gen James Cubitt. 3pp


ISMAY: 1/2/32

1917 Sep 5

Letter from Ismay to his mother from Ainabo, Somaliland referring to effect on Somaliland on John Gouch and Maj Hugh Dawnay. 3pp


ISMAY: 1/2/33

1917 Sep 22-24

Letter from Ismay to his mother from Burao, Somaliland concerning legitimate stage and comic opera. 3pp


ISMAY: 1/2/34

1917 Sep 30

Letter from Ismay to his mother from Burao, Somaliland with complaints about the Commissioner and praise for the irregulars. 5pp


ISMAY: 1/2/35

[1917] Nov 5

Letter from Ismay to his mother from Berbera, Somaliland relating to possible future posting and family news. 3pp


ISMAY: 1/2/36

1917 Nov 19-21

Letter from Ismay to his mother from Burao, Somaliland relating to the anniversary of his first battle in Somaliland. 5pp


ISMAY: 1/2/37

1917 Dec 31-1918 Jan 5-9

Letter from Ismay to his mother from Berbera, Somaliland concerning his present job of Officer Commanding, King's African Rifles, Staff Officer to troops, Intelligence Officer; future command of Camel Corps; Russian shares. 5pp


ISMAY: 1/2/38

1918 Jan 17

Letter from Ismay to his mother from Berbera, Somaliland stating that he was temporarily commanding the Camel Corps and a major, and that the Commissioner was leaving for England. 3pp


ISMAY: 1/2/39

1918 Feb 16

Letter from Ismay to his mother from Gaolo giving an account of flight of Mullah from Jidali on Jan 30, and pursuit, Elafweina, [Tale] etc. 4pp


ISMAY: 1/2/40

1920 Mar 6

Letter from Ismay to his mother from Burao, Somaliland quoting letters from Col Gordon commanding RAF and Gayford, RAF staff officer (see 3/1/72 and 3/1/74). 3pp


ISMAY: 1/3 Working notes, Committee of Imperial Defence, 1925-1926


ISMAY: 1/3

[1925-1926]

Ismay's working notes as secretary for the Committee of Imperial Defence, including notes relating to War Book and Co-ordination Sub-committees; Principal Staff Officer's Committee;; notes on walnut wood and aluminium supplies; notes on Standing Interdepartmental Committee on Censorship, chairman Maj Gen Sir John (Theodosius) Burnett Stuart; War Emergency Legislation Sub-committee; notes entitled 'Musings without method, principles of preparation for war'. With chart showing all the sub-committees of the Committee of Imperial Defence listing their chairmen and secretaries. 1 vol, 158pp


ISMAY: 1/4 Press cuttings, 1943-1957


ISMAY: 1/4/1

1943 Mar 3

Punch report of House of Lords debate on Feb 23 1943 debate on demands for a second front by William Maxwell Aitken Beaverbrook, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, Lord Privy Seal including mention of Ismay's presence and demeanour during the debate. 1p


ISMAY: 1/4/2

1948 Mar 7

Sunday Times (Atticus) on Ismay's future employment assisting Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill with his war memoirs. 1p


ISMAY: 1/4/3

1951 Jul 7

Gloucestershire Echo with photograph of Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, Ismay and the Mayor of Cheltenham at Cheltenham Festival. 1p


ISMAY: 1/4/4-7

1951 Sep 22-24

Gloucester Echo, Sunday Times, Western Daily Press, and Birmingham Post concerning the granting of the freedom of Cheltenham to Ismay. 4pp


ISMAY: 1/4/8

1952 Sep 5

Daily Mail on lifting of the ban on Tshekedi Khama from entering Bechuanaland in accordance with Ismay's promise when in office. 1 p


ISMAY: 1/4/9

[1957]

Christian Science Monitor, notice of Ismay's retirement from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). 2 copies, 1p


ISMAY: 1/4/10

1957 May 22

New York Times notice of Ismay's retirement from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). 5 copies, 1p


ISMAY: 1/5 Speeches, 1943-1946


ISMAY: 1/5/1

1943 Dec

Speech to ship's company, HMS LONDON, giving account of conferences in Tehran, Iran and Moscow, USSR including Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin's account of Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov's 1940 visit to Berlin, Germany and also sketches of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, US President and Stalin. Typescript. 10pp


ISMAY: 1/5/2

[1944 Sep]

Speech to Cheltenham 'Salute the solider week' (9 days after Alexander's offensive in Italy began). 2 pages missing. Typescript, 21pp


ISMAY: 1/5/3

[1945]

Speech to Charterhouse School on Founder's Day including description of meeting between British and French war leaders at Briare, France, Jun 1940 when the French requested the assistance of British fighter squadrons to enable them to continue the war against Germany and refusal to strip England of fighters. Typescript, 5pp


ISMAY: 1/5/4

[1946 Mar 5]

Speech to Charterhouse School on Ismay's war experiences and profession of his faith. Typescript carbon, 3pp


ISMAY: 1/5/5

1946 May

Speech to Worshipful Company of Vintners including admission to the freedom and livery. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 1/5/6

1946 May

Speech as Chairman, Royal Empire Society at a luncheon, mentioning US Commander Herbert Agar, including view of fall of Tobruk, Libya during Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill's visit to the White House, Washington, USA and emergency shipping of Sherman tanks used in Battle of El Alamein, North Africa, 1942. Typescript and typescript carbon, 5pp


ISMAY: 1/5/7-8

1946 Nov 29

Account of speech to British Legion Overton branch entitled 'Snapshots of the war' including an account of the second front agreement, pre-D Day fever and the possibility of invasion in 1940. With newspaper cutting from Andover Advertiser and typescript summary. 4pp


ISMAY: 1/5/9

1946 Dec 19

Speech given to Cabinet Office staff relating to his departure. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 1/5/10

1946 Dec 19

Speech for Prime Minister, Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill's dinner describing relationship with Prime Ministers and Chiefs of Staff. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 1/6 Speeches relatingto the Festival of Britain, 1948-1951


ISMAY: 1/6/1

1948 May 31

Speech on Festival of Britain by Ismay to Council of Festival of Britain, including minutes of first meeting (Ismay in the chair) and with speeches by Princess Elizabeth, Rt Hon Herbert Stanley Morrison, Ismay, Gerald Barry, Director General of Festival of Britain. Duplicated, 24pp


ISMAY: 1/6/2

1949 Jun 8

Speech on Festival of Britain by Ismay to meeting of heads of local government of England and Wales at Guildhall including reference to planning Operation OVERLORD, the Allied invasion of France, 1944 and with speeches by Gerald Barry, Director General of Festival of Britain and Sir George Aylwen, Lord Mayor of London. Duplicated, 9 pp


ISMAY: 1/6/3

1949 Oct 5

Speech on Festival of Britain by Ismay at Belfast, Northern Ireland. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 1/6/4

1949 Dec 6

Speech on Festival of Britain by Ismay at a meeting of heads of local government at Cardiff, Wales and with speech by Gerald Barry, Director General of Festival of Britain. Duplicated, 10pp


ISMAY: 1/6/5

1950 Feb 9

Speech on Festival of Britain by Ismay to Royal Empire Society. Typescript and printed, 7pp


ISMAY: 1/6/6

1950 Apr 4

Speech on Festival of Britain by Ismay at the opening of the 'Public house of tomorrow' exhibition at the Victoria and Albert museum, London. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 1/6/7

1950 May 2

Speech on Festival of Britain by Ismay at Lancaster House, London. Typescript, 5pp


ISMAY: 1/6/8

1950 Sep 28

Speech on Festival of Britain by Ismay at Arts Council reception. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/6/9

1950 Oct 4

Speech on Festival of Britain by Ismay at Commonwealth press party. Typescript, 6pp


ISMAY: 1/6/10

1950 Oct 24

Speech on Festival of Britain by Ismay at a textile luncheon. Typescript, 6pp


ISMAY: 1/6/11

1950 Nov 8

Speech on Festival of Britain by Ismay to foreign press. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 1/6/12

1950 Nov 15

Speech on Festival of Britain by Ismay to American press. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 1/6/13

1951 Apr 23

Speech by Ismay at Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire (with no connection with the Festival of Britain) including an account of Cabinet meeting during which the British retreat at Dunkirk, France, 1941 and the decision to continue the fight against Germany in World War Two was discussed (2 copies). Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 1/6/14

1951 May 4

Speech on Festival of Britain by Ismay at opening of Festival cottages at Stanton, near Wormington. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 1/6/15

1951 May 9

Speech on Festival of Britain by Ismay at opening of St Paul's garden. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 1/6/16

1951 May 13

Speech on Festival of Britain by Ismay at Campden festival. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 1/6/17

1951 Jun 9

Speech on Festival of Britain by Ismay at Mansion House, York. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 1/6/18

1951 Jun 25

Speech on Festival of Britain by Ismay at industries exhibition Bristol, two speeches, one of which includes account of Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill's 1941 visit to Bristol. Typescript 4 pp


ISMAY: 1/6/19

1951 Jun 28

Speech on Festival of Britain by Ismay to Performing Rights Society. Typescript, 6pp


ISMAY: 1/6/20

1951 Jul 2

Speech on Festival of Britain by Ismay at Cotswold crafts exhibition, Cheltenham Art Gallery. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/6/21

1951 Jul 3

Speech on Festival of Britain by Ismay at Cheltenham festival reception. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/6/22

1951 Sep 8

Speech on Festival of Britain by Ismay on opening of Broadway bus shelter. Typescript 2 pp


ISMAY: 1/7 Miscellaneous Speeches,1948-1958


ISMAY: 1/7/1

1948 May 5

Speech by Ismay to the Parlour Club on India and the transfer of power. Typescript, 16pp


ISMAY: 1/7/2

1948 Jan 4

Speech by Ismay at the Indian Cavalry dinner on India and the transfer of power. Typescript, 12pp


ISMAY: 1/7/3

1948 Jun 9

Speech by Ismay to the Royal Empire Society on India and the transfer of power. Typescript, 15pp


ISMAY: 1/7/4

1948 Jan 19, 25

Speeches by Ismay on school prize days at Felsted, Epsom, Surrey and Bromsgove, Worcestershire. Typescript 14 pp


ISMAY: 1/7/5

1948 Jul 6

Speech by Ismay to the Carpenters' Company on transfer of power in India. Typescript, 14pp


ISMAY: 1/7/6

1948 Jul 18

Speech by Ismay to the 532 Light Arms Artillery Regiment, on his appointment as Honorary Colonel. Typescript, 5pp


ISMAY: 1/7/7

1948 Oct 19

Speech by Ismay at Trafalgar day dinner relating to Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill; possibility of invasion of Britain in 1940; plans for evacuation of troops from Dunkirk France in Aug 1940; plans for evacuation of Allied troops from Crete, 1942; Chiefs of Staff committee; AF Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma; fishing and shooting. Typescript, 11pp


ISMAY: 1/7/8

1949 Jan 19

Speech by Ismay at Wormwood Scrubs on Briare, France fight back, 1940 conferences at Washington, USA 1942 and Tehran, Iran, 1943, relating to the opening of the second front (incomplete). Typescript, 11pp


ISMAY: 1/7/9

1949 May 3

Speech by Ismay on radio entitled 'Report from Britain' discussing with writer and broadcaster Chester (Reginald William Winchester) Wilmot the strategic implications of Atlantic Pact, [statement of fundamental principles for the post war world issued to after the first meetings between Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, US President]. Speech transcribed from recording. Duplicated, 4pp


ISMAY: 1/7/10

1949 Jun 30

Speech by Ismay at a Vintner's dinner on the role of women in wartime. Typescript, 5pp


ISMAY: 1/7/11

[1949 Nov 11]

Speech by Ismay at the unveiling of a war memorial at Lloyds Bank, Pall Mall, London. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/7/12

1949 Nov 29

Speech by Ismay to the Invalid Children's Air Association. Typescript, 6pp


ISMAY: 1/7/13

[1949]

Speech by Ismay, broadcasting message to PAVO 21 Cavalry on its centenary. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/7/14

1950 Feb 10

Speech by Ismay at the Canadian Veterans' Association dinner on the British Commonwealth, South African war, World War One and World War Two, and Commonwealth co-operation. Typescript, 7pp


ISMAY: 1/7/15

1950 Mar 29

Speech by Ismay to the Drapers' Company, relating to the master of the company, [Lt Col Kenneth] Mason and his expertise in carrying out night marches. Typescript, 2 pp


ISMAY: 1/7/16

[1950] Oct 267

Speech by Ismay at the Bowyers' livery dinner relating to two anecdotes about Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (not included). Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/7/17

1950 Nov 12

Speech by Ismay at the unveiling of Cheltenham war memorial. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/7/18

1950

Speech by Ismay at the Indian Civil Service dinner referring to his Indian family connection and on transfer of power in India. Typescript, 6pp


ISMAY: 1/7/19

1951 Apr 18

Speech by Ismay at the Vintners' dinner consisting of Ismay's recollections of the Master of the Vintners Company during their time at Charterhouse School. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 1/7/20

1951 Jul 11

Speech by Ismay as an epilogue to a broadcast on the Gloucestershire Regiment. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/7/21

1951 Sep 22

Speech by Ismay on gaining the freedom of the city of Cheltenham, referring to Anglo-American understanding, and meeting between British and French war leaders at Briare, France, Jun 1940 when the French requested the assistance of British fighter squadrons to enable them to continue the war against Germany. Typescript, 6pp


ISMAY: 1/7/22

1951 Oct 24

Speech by Ismay at Dockland settlements dinner with account of Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill's visit in 1940, air raid shelters and current facilities. Typescript, 6 pp


ISMAY: 1/7/23

[1951]

Speech by Ismay on youth of Britain and the principles of freedom. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 1/7/24

[1952]

Speech by Ismay at the Calcutta dinner referring to Sir Frederick Burrows, Governor of Bengal, and the transfer of power in India, and the occasion of the speech being 44 years after his first visit to Calcutta, India. Typescript, 9pp


ISMAY: 1/7/25

[1950]

Speech by Ismay at a luncheon for King Edward VII's hospital referring to Cdr Sir Jameson Boyd Adams, and J I Christie's 13th year as headmaster of Westminster School, London. Typescript, 5pp


ISMAY: 1/7/26

[1951]

Speech by Ismay at a dinner for the Worcestershire Association of 2 Bn Worcestershire Regiment relating to their role in World War One, and Adm [Sir William George] Tennant and HMS REPULSE. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 1/7/27

1952 Jan 14

Speech by Ismay, as Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations, at Canadian Club, Ottawa, Canada (his first public speech as a minister) relating the story of Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill's visit to Margate, Kent and immediate compensation for bombed property; post-war conditions in Britain and in the Commonwealth; Commonwealth co-operation. Duplicated, 3pp


ISMAY: 1/7/28

1957 Apr 7

Speech by Ismay for 'The week's good cause' concerning Tewkesbury Abbey, Gloucestershire. Duplicated, 3pp


ISMAY: 1/7/29

1957 Sep 1

Speech by Ismay broadcasting an appeal on behalf of Greater London Fund for the Blind, Royal National Institute for the Blind. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 1/7/30-31

1957 Sep 26

Speech by Ismay on the opening of a Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) hostel in Worcester, Worcestershire. Typescript and manuscript, 6pp


ISMAY: 1/7/32

1958 May 20

Speech by Ismay of thanks to chairman and directors of Shell at annual general meeting. Typescript carbon, 4pp


ISMAY: 1/7/33

1950 May 22

Speech by Ismay to Abernethian Society, St Bartholomew's Hospital on the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)'s formation, purpose and function. Typescript, 16pp


ISMAY: 1/7/34

1958 Jun 2

Speech by Ismay at the Assam dinner, describing life in India; Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill at Harrow School, London; the tea producing industry. Typescript carbon, 9pp


ISMAY: 1/7/35

1958 Jun 16

Speech by Ismay at the annual dinner of the Royal Geographical Society on Somaliland. Maps mentioned in the speech are not included. Typescript, 8pp


ISMAY: 1/7/36

1958 Jul 1

Speech by Ismay to the Pakistan Society concerning the history of his former regiment, now 11 Cavalry (Frontier Force) Pakistan Army, formerly 1 Punjab Cavalry, Punjab Frontier Force. Typescript carbon, 10pp


ISMAY: 1/7/37

1958 Jul 15

Speech by Ismay to Royal Central Asian Society relating to Asia and the current international political situation at Claridges Hotel, London. Typescript, 11pp


ISMAY: 1/7/38

1958 Sep 11

Speech by Ismay at Paternosters on Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill. Typescript, 6pp


ISMAY: 1/7/39

1958 Sep 24

Speech by Ismay to Prince Henry's Grammar School, Evesham, Worcestershire on happiness, generosity and including a story concerning Somaliland and a sandwich. Typescript carbon, 8pp


ISMAY: 1/7/40

[1958]

Speech at Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey by Ismay at the unveiling of a panel in the memory of Carthusians who fell in World War Two. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/7/41

[1958]

Speech by Ismay including poem on the departed. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/8 House of Lords Speeches, 1949-1952


ISMAY: 1/8/1

1950 Jul 27

Speech by Ismay in House of Lords on defence organisation, including Combined Chief of Staff, with regard to supreme direction of the United Nations' forces (part of Hansard, Lords, Vol 168, No 51, Cols. 832-835 continued in 1/8/2). Printed


ISMAY: 1/8/2

1950 Sep 13

Speech by Ismay in House of Lords on defence organisation, including Combined Chief of Staff, with regard to supreme direction of the United Nations' forces (in continuation of 1/8/1 and part of Hansard, Lords, Vol 168, Cols. 1037-1040). Printed


ISMAY: 1/8/3

1950 Dec 14

Speech by Ismay in House of Lords covering various subjects related to World War Two including defence; the Washington talks, 1941-1943; Gamelin plan, the plan by French Gen Maurice-Gustave Gamelin for French response to a German invasion; opening of the second front; campaigns in Italy; Allied landings in the South of France, Aug 1944; news of the explosion of the atom bomb reaching US Gen George C Marshall and Combined Chiefs of Staff Committee at the Potsdam conference of Allied leaders, Jul-Aug 1945; control of use of the atomic bomb (part of Hansard, Lords, Vol 169, No 20, Cols. 1032-1034, 1042). Printed


ISMAY: 1/8/4

1951 Feb 22

Speech by Ismay in House of Lords on state of war existing between the free world and communism, on British Commonwealth defence, on structure of command in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) (from Hansard, Lords, Vol 170, No 34, Cols. 521-523). Printed


ISMAY: 1/8/5

1952 Mar 31

Speech by Ismay in House of Lords on chieftainship of Bamagwoto tribe, plans as Commonwealth Secretary for future of Seretse Khama (from Hansard, Lords, Vol 175, No 43, Cols. 1132-1135. Printed


ISMAY: 1/9 Personal Diary, notes from engagement book, 1945-1956


ISMAY: 1/9/1

1945 Jul 14-Oct 9

Ismay's personal diary notes on conference of Allied leaders at Potsdam, Germany, Jul 1945; 1945 general election; V-J (Victory over Japan) Day, 15 Aug 1945; visit to USA. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/9/2

1947

Ismay's personal diary notes on India. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/9/3

1948-1950

Ismay's personal diary notes on visit to Washington, USA; his directorship of Lloyds Bank Plc and his Chairmanship of Festival of Britain. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/9/4

1951

Ismay's personal diary notes on Festival of Britain, 1951 and as Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/9/5/1

1952

Ismay's personal diary notes on visit to New York and Washington, USA and Ottawa, Canada; death of George VI; appointment as Secretary General of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/9/5/2

1952 Jul 17-20

Ismay's personal diary notes of programme for Lord and Lady Ismay's visit to Denmark. Duplicated, 4pp


ISMAY: 1/9/5/3

1952 Jul 21-23

Ismay's personal diary notes of visit to Norway. Typescript carbon. 4pp


ISMAY: 1/9/5/4

1952 Oct 9-12

Ismay's personal diary notes of visit to Portugal. Duplicated, 3pp


ISMAY: 1/9/5/5

1952 Oct 16-19

Ismay's personal diary notes of visit to Rome. Duplicated, 3pp


ISMAY: 1/9/5/6

1952 Oct 23-26

Ismay's personal diary notes of visit to The Hague. Duplicated, 3pp


ISMAY: 1/9/6/1

1953

Ismay's personal diary notes of visit to USA and Canada, Greece, Turkey, Brussels, Luxembourg and Bermuda. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/9/6/2

1953 Mar 5-25

Ismay's personal diary notes of North American tour. Typescript, 6pp


ISMAY: 1/9/6/3

1953 May 12-14

Ismay's personal diary notes of visit to Greece. Typescript carbon, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/9/6/4

1953 May 14-18

Ismay's personal diary notes of visit to Turkey. Typescript carbon, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/9/6/5

1953 Jun 13-16

Ismay's personal diary notes of naval review for Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Gen Alfred (Maximilian) Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic (SACLANT), and Ismay. Duplicated 4pp


ISMAY: 1/9/6/6

1953 Nov 12-15

Ismay's personal diary notes of Brussels, Belgium visit with list of Ministers upon whom cards were left. Duplicated, 4pp


ISMAY: 1/9/6/7

1953 Nov 20

Ismay's personal diary notes of visit to Luxembourg. Duplicated, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/9/6/8

1953 Dec 11

Ismay's personal diary notes of statement to informal meeting of the Council on Bermuda conference. Typescript, 7pp


ISMAY: 1/9/7/1

1954

Ismay's personal diary notes of visits to Italy, Switzerland, Iceland, Malta and Lisbon. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/9/7/2

1954 Jul 5-7

Ismay's personal diary notes of visit to London. Duplicated, 1p


ISMAY: 1/9/7/3

1954 July 11-14

Ismay's personal diary notes of visit to Iceland. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/9/7/4

1954 Sep 18-21

Ismay's personal diary notes of visit to Portugal. Duplicated, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/9/8/1

1955

Ismay's personal diary notes of visits to England, Bonn and Garmisch, West Germany and Copenhagen, Denmark. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/9/8/2

1955 Jul 4-5

Ismay's personal diary notes of visit to Bonn, West Germany. Duplicated, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/9/8/3

1955 Sep 29-Oct 2

Ismay's personal diary notes of visit to Copenhagen, Denmark. Duplicated, 4pp


ISMAY: 1/9/9/1

1956

Ismay's personal diary notes of visits to Berchtesgaden, West Germany; Oslo, Norway; England; Belfast, Northern Ireland. Typescript 2 pp


ISMAY: 1/9/9/2

1956 Apr 12-14

Ismay's personal diary notes of visit to Berchtesgaden, West Germany for the 17 conference of American women's activities in Europe. Typescript 1 p


ISMAY: 1/9/9/3

1956 May 15-17

Ismay's personal diary notes of visit to Norway. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/9/9/4

1956 Jul 25-28

Ismay's personal diary notes of visit to Belfast, Northern Ireland. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/10 Correspondence relating to Ismay's Memoirs, The memoirs of General the Lord Ismay (Heinemann, London, 1960), mainly consisting of approaches from publishers and newspapers, 1956-1958


ISMAY: 1/10/1

1956 May 3

Letter from Sunday Express approaching Ismay for serialisation rights to memoirs. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/2

1956 May 5

Letter from Ismay in reply to Sunday Express' approach (see 1/10/1) for serialisation rights to memoirs. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/3

1956 May 7

Letter from Andre Deutsch to Ismay with approach on publication of his memoirs. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/4

1956 May 4

Letter from Ismay in reply to Andre Deutch's approach (see 1/10/3) on publication of his memoirs. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/5

1956 July 26

Letter from Andre Deutsch to Ismay concerning publication of his memoirs. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/6-7

1956 Jul 30, Sep 28

Letters from Ismay in reply to Andre Deutsch concerning publication of his memoirs(see 1/10/5). Typescript carbon 2pp


ISMAY: 1/10/8

1956 May 10

Letter from P B D Bunyan, Conservative Research Department, to Ismay offering assistance in for research his memoirs, referring to Ismay's daughter and death of her husband Robert Finnis. Signed typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/10/9

1956 May 18

Letter from Ismay to P B D Bunyan in reply to his offer of research assistance with his memoirs(see 1/10/8). Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/10

1956 Jun 11

Letter from P B D Bunyan to Ismay concerning offer of research assistance with his memoirs. Signed Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/11

1956 Jun 20

Letter from Ismay to P B D Bunyan in reply to his offer of research assistance with his memoirs (see ISMAY 1/10/10). Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/12

1956 Dec 13

Letter from Constable's to Ismay stating offers on publication of his memoirs. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/13

1956 Dec 18

Letter from Ismay in reply to Constable's offers on publication of his memoirs (see ISMAY 1/10/12). Typescript carbon 1 p


ISMAY: 1/10/14-16

1956 Dec 17

Letter from Hutchinson's to Ismay stating offers on publication of his memoirs. Signed typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 1/10/17

1956 Dec 19

Letter from Collins to Ismay stating offers on publication of his memoirs. Signed typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/10/18

1957 Jan 8

Letter from Odhams to Ismay stating offers on publication of his memoirs. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/19

1957 Jan 4

Letter from Odhams to AF Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, asking for recommendation to Ismay that they publish his memoirs. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/20-21

1957 Jan 7

Letter from AF Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, to Odhams concerning their request for recommendation to Ismay that they publish his memoirs (see ISMAY 1/10/19). 2 copies, typescript carbon


ISMAY: 1/10/22

1957 Jan 7, 13

Letters exchanged between Ismay and AF Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, concerning Odhams' offers on publication of his memoirs. Copy typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/23

1957 Jan 13

Letter from Ismay to Clarkson, Odhams concerning offers on publication of his memoirs. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/24

1957 Jan 21

Letter from Ismay to Oldhams concerning offers on publication of his memoirs. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/25

1957 Feb 19

Letter from Oldhams to Ismay on possible serialisation of his memoirs. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/26

1957 Mar 5

Letter from Pearn Pollinger and Higham to Ismay offering agency facilities for the publication of his memoirs. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/27

1957 Mar 7

Letter from Ismay to Pearn Pollinger and Higham replying to offer of agency facilities for the publication of his memoirs. Typescript carbon 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/28

1957 Mar 6

Letter from Curtis Brown offering agency facilities for the publication of his memoirs. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/29

1957 Mar 19

Letter from Ismay replying to offer of agency facilities for the publication of his memoirs. Typescript carbon 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/30

1957 Mar 22

Letter from Harper and Bros. to Ismay with publication offer for America for his memoirs. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/31

1957 Apr 1

Letter from Ismay to Harper and Bros. in reply to publication offer for America for his memoirs. Typescript carbon 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/32

1957 Apr 5

Minute from E Berecz (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) staff) to Ismay concerning arrangements for meeting Canfield of Harper and Bros. Initialled typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/33

1957 Apr 10

Letter from Harper and Bros. to Ismay thanking him for their meeting regarding his memoirs. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/34

1957 Apr 18

Letter from Ismay to Director of Information regarding American publication of his memoirs. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/35

1957 Oct 8

Letter from Harper Bros. to Ismay forwarding some books. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/36

1957 Oct 11

Letter from Ismay to Harper Bros. stating that he had just started work on his memoirs. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/37

1957 Oct 25

Letter from Harpers to Ismay concerning work on his memoirs. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/38

1958 Feb 19

Letter from Harpers to Ismay concerning work on his memoirs. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/39

1957 Mar 29

Letter from The Daily Telegraph to Ismay on serialisation of his memoirs and also reference to Ismay's review of FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough's, diaries. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/40

1957 Apr 1

Letter from Ismay to The Daily Telegraph replying to offer of serialisation of his memoirs and referring to his review of FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough's diaries. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/41

1957 May 10

Letter from The Daily Telegraph to Ismay concerning serialisation of his memoirs. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/42

1957 May 13

Letter from Ismay to The Daily Telegraph concerning serialisation of his memoirs. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/43

1957 Mar 29

Letter from TheDaily Express to Ismay concerning serialisation rights for his memoirs. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/44

1957 Apr 1

Letter from Ismay to The Daily Express in reply to offer of serialisation rights of his memoirs. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/45

1957 Apr 2

Letter from Frederick Muller to Ismay concerning publication of his memoirs. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/46

1957 Apr 10

Letter from Ismay to Frederick Muller in reply to his letter on publication of his memoirs. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/47

1957 May 3

Letter from Truth and Sportsman to Ismay on possible Australian publication of his memoirs. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/48

1957 May 10

Letter from Ismay to Truth and Sportsman in reply to their letter on possible Australian publication of his memoirs. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/49

1957 May 4

Letter from The News of the World to Ismay on possible serialisation of his memoirs. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/50

1957 May 10

Letter from Ismay to The News of the World in reply to their letter on possible serialisation of his memoirs. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/51

1957 May 6

Letter from The Evening Standard to Ismay on possible serialisation of his memoirs. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/52

1957 May 10

Letter from Ismay to The Evening Standard in reply to their letter on possible serialisation of his memoirs. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/53

1957 Sep 19

Letter from Houghton Mifflin, Boston, USA to Ismay with offer of American publication of his memoirs. Signed typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/10/54

1957 Oct 11

Letter from Ismay to Houghton Mifflin, Boston, USA in reply to their offer of American publication of his memoirs. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/55

1957 Oct 21

Letter from Houghton Mifflin, Boston, USA to Ismay concerning offer of American publication of his memoirs. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/56

1957 Oct 9

Letter from BBC to Ismay on possibility of recording some of his reminiscences. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/57

1957 Oct 11

Letter from Ismay to BBC in reply to possibility of recording some of his reminiscences. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/58

1957 Oct 16

Letter from BBC pursuing the possibility of recording some of his reminiscences. Signed typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/10/59

1957 Oct 22

Letter from Ismay to BBC in reply to their pursuing the possibility of recording some of his reminiscences. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/60

1958 May 14

Letter from Atlantic Monthly to Ismay on serialisation of his memoirs. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/61

1958 May 20

Letter from Ismay to Atlantic Monthly in reply to theirs on serialisation of his memoirs. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/62

1958 Jul 8

Letter from James Gomer Berry, 1st Viscount Kemsley of Dropmore, to Ismay asking to see manuscript of memoirs and mentioning serialisation possibilities. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/63

1958 Sep 23

Letter from James Gomer Berry, 1st Viscount Kemsley of Dropmore, to Ismay asking to see manuscript of memoirs and mentioning serialisation possibilities. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/64

1958 Sep 28

Letter from Ismay to James Gomer Berry, 1st Viscount Kemsley of Dropmore, regarding progress on memoirs. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/65

1958 Oct 2

Letter from James Gomer Berry, 1st Viscount Kemsley of Dropmore, in reply to Ismay's letter regarding progress on his memoirs. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/66

1958 Oct 10

Letter from James Gomer Berry, 1st Viscount Kemsley of Dropmore to Ismay with suggestions on his memoirs. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/10/67

1958 Oct 23

Letter from Ismay to James Gomer Berry, 1st Viscount Kemsley of Dropmore, in reply to his suggestions on his memoirs and regarding recovery from illness. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11 Correspondence with publishers, serialisers and binders relating to the publication of Ismay's Memoirs, The memoirs of General the Lord Ismay (Heinemann, London, 1960), 1960-1961


ISMAY: 1/11/1

1960 Jan 18

Letter from Secretary, William Heinemann to Ismay referring to outstanding accounts. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/2

1960 Mar 4

Letter from Harold K Guinzburg, Viking Press, New York, USA to Ismay expressing his hope that proofs had been sent to him. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/3

1960 Mar 18

Letter from Ben Glazebrook, chairman's personal assistant, William Heinemann to Ismay with comments. Signed typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/11/4

1960 Mar 18

Letter from Harold K Guinzburg, Viking Press, New York, USA to Ismay thanking him for proofs and with general remarks. Signed typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/11/5

1960 Mar 21

Letter from Colin Reith Coote, managing editor, Daily Telegraph, to Ismay thanking him for proofs. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/6

1960 Mar 22

Letter from Charles G Bolte, Viking Press, to Ismay with general comments including comments on Ismay's working relationship with Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/7

1960 Mar 23

Letter from Ben Glazebrook, chairman's personal assistant, William Heinemann to Ismay on serialisation rights and Daily Telegraph. Signed typescript 1 p


ISMAY: 1/11/8

1960 Apr 1

Letter from Colin Reith Coote, managing editor, Daily Telegraph, to Ismay on serialisation rights. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/9

1960 Apr 7

Letter from Ben Glazebrook, chairman's personal assistant, William Heinemann to Ismay concerning proofs and with comments. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/10

1960 Apr 8

Letter from Alex Frere, chairman William Heinemann, to Ismay concerning Guinzburg's visit and serialisation in Daily Telegraph. Signed typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/11/11

[1960 Apr 8]

Letter from Ismay to Ben Glazebrook, chairman's personal assistant, William Heinemann forwarding corrected proof to end, including Sir Norman Craven Brook's comments. Copy typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 1/11/12

1960 Apr 12

Covering letter from Ben Glazebrook, chairman's personal assistant, William Heinemann to Ismay sent with proofs. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/13

1961 Apr 28

Letter from Alex Frere, chairman William Heinemann, to Ismay concerning publication of memoirs in America, Douglas Black and Harold K Guinsburg, Viking Press, and the publication date 1961 Sep 26. Signed typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/11/14

1960 May 2

Letter from Ismay to Harold K Guinzburg, Viking Press, regarding publication of memoirs in America. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/15

1960 May 2

Letter from Alex Frere, chairman William Heinemann, to Ismay regarding publication of memoirs in America. Signed typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/11/16

1960 May 4

Letter from Ben Glazebrook, chairman's personal assistant, William Heinemann to Ismay with proposed publicity arrangements for publication of memoirs. Signed typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/11/17

1960 May 6

Letter from Ismay to Ben Glazebrook, chairman's personal assistant, William Heinemann replying to his letter concerning publicity arrangements for publication of memoirs and listing published tributes to himself. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/18

1960 May 6

Letter from Ismay to Ben Glazebrook, chairman's personal assistant, William Heinemann concerning publicity arrangements for publication of memoirs and sending photographs. Typescript, carbon 1 p


ISMAY: 1/11/19

1960 May 6

Letter from Harold K Guinzburg, Viking Press, and Charles G Bolte to Ismay on possible serialisation of memoirs and a possible visit to USA. Signed typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/11/20

1960 May 10

Letter from Ben Glazebrook, chairman's personal assistant, William Heinemann concerning possible serialisation of memoirs and possible visit to USA. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/21/1

1960 May 11

Letter from Ismay to Harold K Guinzburg, Viking Press, replying to his on possible serialisation of memoirs and possible visit to USA. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/21/2

1960 May 18

Letter from Harold K Guinzburg, Viking Press, to Ismay concerning possible serialisation of memoirs and possible visit to USA. Signed typescript 1 p


ISMAY: 1/11/22

1960 May 19

Letter from Harold K Guinzburg, Viking Press, to Ismay concerning forthcoming visit to USA. Signed typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/11/23

1960 May 20

Letter from Ismay to Harold K Guinzburg, Viking Press, replying to his regarding forthcoming visit to USA. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/24

1960 May 24

Letter from Ismay to Alex Frere, chairman William Heinemann, concerning serialisation possibilities and visit to USA. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/25/1

1960 May 25

Letter from Ben Glazebrook, chairman's personal assistant, William Heinemann to Ismay concerning possible serialisation of memoirs and visit to USA. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/25/2

[1960]

List of place names related to proposed visit to USA. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/26

1960 May 25

Letter from Alex Frere, chairman William Heinemann, concerning possible serialisation of memoirs and visit to USA. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/27

1960 May

Telegram from Ismay to Harold K Guinzburg, Viking Press on dates of visit to United States. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/28

1960 Jun 2

Letter from Anthony F Moir, Fladgate and Co. to Ismay regarding purchase price to be inserted on contract with William Heinemann. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/29

1960 Jun 10

Letter from Anthony F Moir, Fladgate and Co. to Ismay on contract and serialisation of memoirs. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/30

1960 Jun 20

Letter from Colin Reith Coote, managing editor, Daily Telegraph, to Ismay on serialisation of memoirs. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/31

1960 Jun 20

Letter from Colin R Coote, managing editor, Daily Telegraph, to Ismay requesting photographs for serialisation of memoirs. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/32

1960 Jun 21

Letter from Miss Jessie Osborn, private secretary to Sir Tresham Lever, Bt, to Ismay concerning John Macrae's stanza. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/33

1960 Jun 23

Letter from Ismay to Ben Glazebrook, chairman's personal assistant, William Heinemann giving corrections. Typescript carbon, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/11/34

1960 Jun 24

Letter from Miss Jessie Osborn, private secretary to Sir Tresham Lever, Bt, to Ben Glazebrook, chairman's personal assistant, William Heinemann concerning John Macrae's poem 'In Flanders field'. Initialled typescript carbon, 4pp


ISMAY: 1/11/35

1960 Jun 28

Letter from Ismay to Ben Glazebrook, chairman's personal assistant, William Heinemann with further notes on corrections. Typescript carbon, 4pp


ISMAY: 1/11/36

1960 Jun 29

Letter from Ben Glazebrook, chairman's personal assistant, William Heinemann to Ismay in reply to his further notes on corrections and enclosing map of British Somaliland. Signed typescript, 1p and Printed map


ISMAY: 1/11/37

1960 Jun 30

Letter from Ismay to Ben Glazebrook, chairman's personal assistant, William Heinemann with a redraft of his war time staff and other corrections. Typescript carbon, 3pp


ISMAY: 1/11/38

1960 Jul 4

Telegram from Ben Glazebrook, chairman's personal assistant, William Heinemann to Ismay concerning place names. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/39

1960 Jul 4

Letter from Ben Glazebrook, chairman's personal assistant, William Heinemann to Ismay concerning corrections. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/40

1960 Jul 5

Letter from Ismay to Harold K Guinzburg, Viking Press, on arrangements for his visit to United States. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/41

1960 Jul 5

Letter from Ismay to Ben Glazebrook, chairman's personal assistant, William Heinemann concerning place names and on the date for dinner in connection with the book. Typescript carbon, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/11/42

1960 Jul 8

Letter from Ben Glazebrook, chairman's personal assistant, William Heinemann in reply to Ismay's enquiry regarding place names and date for dinner in connection with the book. With suggested list of people to be invited for dinner to celebrate publication of Ismay's memoirs.. Signed typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/11/43

1960 Jul 8

Letter from Harold K Guinzburg, Viking Press, to Ismay regarding sale of FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough's and Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon's books and on arrangements for Ismay's visit to USA. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/44

1960 Jul 11

Letter from Ben Glazebrook, chairman's personal assistant, William Heinemann detailing reaction of booksellers to book. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/45

1960 Jul 12-14

Letter from Ismay to Ben Glazebrook, chairman's personal assistant, William Heinemann concerning list of people to be invited for dinner to celebrate publication of Ismay's memoirs; letter from Colin Reith Coote, managing editor, Daily Telegraph referring to arrangements with solicitors; letter from Ben Glazebrook, chairman's personal assistant, William Heinemann to Ismay concerning corrections and queries from indexer. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 1/11/46

1960 July 15

Letter from Harold K Guinzburg, Viking Press, to Ismay requesting signatures for binding. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/47

1960 July 19

Correspondence with publishers: Letter from Ismay to Harold K Guinzburg, Viking Press, replying to request for signatures for binding. Signed Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/48

1960 Jul 19

Letter from Ismay to Ben Glazebrook, chairman's personal assistant, William Heinemann concerning facings of Gloucestershire Regiment. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/49

1960 Jul 19

Letter from Ben Glazebrook, chairman's personal assistant, William Heinemann concerning arrangements for dinner to celebrate publication and for bindings. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/50

1960 Jul 21

Letter from Ben Glazebrook, chairman's personal assistant, William Heinemann concerning publicity programme and binding arrangements. Signed typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/11/51

1960 Jul 22

Letter from Harold K Guinzburg, Viking Press, to Ismay concerning arrangements for visit to United States. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/52

1960 Jul 25

Letter from Stanley Bray, F Sangorski and C Sutcliffe to Ismay concerning binding. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/53

1960 Jul 26

Letter from Ben Glazebrook, chairman's personal assistant, William Heinemann to Ismay concerning publicity arrangements. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/54

1960 Aug 2

Letter from Ismay to Ben Glazebrook, chairman's personal assistant, William Heinemann concerning publicity arrangements. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/55

1960 Aug 2

Letter from Ismay to Stanley Bray replying to his letter (1/11/52) concerning binding. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/56

1960 Aug 4

Letter from Ben Glazebrook, chairman's personal assistant, William Heinemann to Ismay concerning publicity arrangements. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/57

1960 Aug 5

Letter from Stanley Bray to Ismay concerning bindings. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/58

1960 Aug 9

Letter from Ismay to Stanley Bray in reply to his concerning bindings. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/59

1960 Aug 10

Letter from Stanley Bray to Ismay with quotation for specially binding 12 copies of memoirs. Signed typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/11/60

1960 Aug 12

Letter from Ismay to Stanley Bray in reply to his letter with quotation for specially binding 12 copies of memoirs. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/61

1960 Aug 16

Letter from Stanley Bray to Ismay in connection with special binding for 12 copies of memoirs. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/62

1960 Aug 22

Letter from Brian Harvey, for features editor, Daily Telegraph, to Ismay forwarding proofs of proposed extracts for serialisation of memoirs and request for early photographs. Signed typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/63

1960 Aug 26

Letter from Ismay to Brian Harvey, for features editor, Daily Telegraph, replying to his letter forwarding proofs of proposed extracts for serialisation of memoirs and sending photographs from Ismay's time with the Indian cavalry and a drawing by Augustus John. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/64

1960 Aug 31

Letter from Alex Frere, chairman William Heinemann, to Ismay forwarding a copy of the book and referring to arrangements for dinner to be held on 1960 Sep 26. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/65

1960 Sep 2

Letter from Lt Col Rt Hon Sir Michael Adeane, Private Secretary to Queen Elizabeth II, Balmoral Castle to Ismay with directions for forwarding a presentation copy of the book. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/66

1960 Sep 12

Letter from Lt Col Sir Martin Gilliat, private Secretary to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, Clarence House, to Ismay with directions for forwarding a presentation copy of the book. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/67

1960 Sep 12

Letter from Stanley Bray to Ismay concerning binding of memoirs. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/68

1960 Sep 14

Letter from Colin Reith Coote, managing editor, Daily Telegraph to Ismay concerning arrangements for dinner at Dorchester 1960 Sep 26 to celebrate publication of memoirs. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/69

1960 Sep 20

Letter from Ismay to Colin Reith Coote, managing editor, Daily Telegraph replying to his letter concerning arrangements for dinner at Dorchester 1960 Sep 26 to celebrate publication of memoirs, and with reactions to extracts. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/70/1

1960 Sep 21

Letter from Ben Glazebrook, chairman's personal assistant, William Heinemann to Ismay with arrangements for dinner on 1960 Sep 26 to celebrate publication of memoirs. Signed typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/11/70/2

[1961]

Acceptances to dinner on 1960 Sep 26 to celebrate publication of memoirs.


ISMAY: 1/11/70/3

1960

Letter from Daily Telegraph to Sir Leslie Hollis inviting him to dinner at Dorchester 1960 Sep 26 to celebrate publication of memoirs. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/70/4

1960 Sep 9

Letter from Alan S Jackson and Co. (Booksellers) Glasgow to A Fullerton, William Heinemann commenting on Ismay's book as one who served as adjutant, Somaliland Camel Corps 1921-22. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/71

1960 Oct 26

Letter from Alex Frere, chairman William Heinemann, to Ismay concerning Ismay's unexpected return and sales of books with a memento of dinner held at Dorchester on 1960 Sep 26. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/72

1960 Oct 28

Letter from Ismay to Alex Frere, chairman William Heinemann, replying to his letter concerning Ismay's unexpected return, sales of books and memento of dinner held at Dorchester on 1960 Sep 26, and also referring to an interview with Ed (Edward R) Murrow, reporter and news analyst. Typescript carbon, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/11/73

1960 Nov 3

Letter from Ben Glazebrook, chairman's personal assistant, William Heinemann to Ismay referring to reviews in BBC's The Bookman, and in News' Week. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/11/74

1960 Nov 9

Letter from Ben Glazebrook, chairman's personal assistant, William Heinemann to Ismay returning photographs. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/75

1960 Nov 11

Letter from David Guthrie, Loyal House, Pennsylvania, USA to Ismay correcting episode in the memoirs concerning the SS OHIO, a US oil tanker that manged to reach Malta in a convoy in 1942. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/11/76

1960 Nov 18

Letter from Ismay to Alex Frere, chairman William Heinemann, forwarding David Guthrie's corrections relating to the episode in the memoirs concerning the SS OHIO, a US oil tanker that manged to reach Malta in a convoy in 1942. Typescript carbon, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/11/77

1960 Nov 18

Letter from Ben Glazebrook, chairman's personal assistant, William Heinemann referring to Herald Tribune article. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/78

1960 Nov 22

Letter from Alex Frere, chairman William Heinemann, in reply to Ismay's letter (see 1/11/76) regarding David Guthrie's corrections relating to the episode in the memoirs concerning the SS OHIO, a US oil tanker that manged to reach Malta in a convoy in 1942, and also mentioning interview with Ed (Edward R) Murrow, reporter and news analyst. Signed typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/11/79

1960 Nov 28

Draft letter from Ismay to Sir Norman Brook asking him to check David Guthrie's corrections relating to the episode in the memoirs concerning the SS OHIO, a US oil tanker that manged to reach Malta in a convoy in 1942. Draft typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/80

1960 Nov 29

Letter from Ismay to Sir Norman Brook asking him to check David Guthrie's corrections relating to the episode in the memoirs concerning the SS OHIO, a US oil tanker that manged to reach Malta in a convoy in 1942. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/81

1960 Nov 30

Letter from Alex Frere, chairman William Heinemann, in reply to Ismay's letter (see 1/11/78) concerning David Gurthrie's corrections relating to the episode in the memoirs concerning the SS OHIO, a US oil tanker that manged to reach Malta in a convoy in 1942, and referring to interview with Ed (Edward R) Murrow, reporter and news analyst. Signed Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/11/82

1960 Dec 5

Letter from Sir Norman Brook to Ismay in reply to his letter (see 1/11/80) regarding the episode in the memoirs concerning the SS OHIO, a US oil tanker that manged to reach Malta in a convoy in 1942. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/83

1960 Dec 6

Letter from Charles G Bolte, Viking Press, to Ismay relating to special bindings and publicity. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/84/1

1960 Dec 7

Letter from Ismay to Colin Reith Coote, managing editor, Daily Telegraph forwarding a letter to the Editor, Daily Telegraph, (see 1/11/84/2) with correction in Ismay's memoirs relating to the SS OHIO, a US oil tanker that manged to reach Malta in a convoy in 1942. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/84/2

1960 Dec 7

Letter from Ismay to the Editor, Daily Telegraph, with correction in Ismay's memoirs relating to the SS OHIO, a US oil tanker that manged to reach Malta in a convoy in 1942. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/85

1960 Dec 13

Letter from Ismay to Charles G Bolte, Viking Press, in reply to his letter (1/11/83) concerning bindings and publicity and referring to a letter from the President. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/86

1960 Dec 15

Letter from Archibald Campbell, Chief Secretary Malta, to Ismay concerning the ultimate fate of the SS OHIO, a US oil tanker that manged to reach Malta in a convoy in 1942. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/87

1960 Dec 15

Letter from A C Powell of Chester, Cheshire to Ismay on the towing of the SS OHIO, a US oil tanker that manged to reach Malta in a convoy in 1942 into Valetta, Malta by destroyer HMS PENN and Hunt class destroyer. Signed typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/11/88

1960 Dec 19

Letter from Ben Glazebrook, chairman's personal assistant, William Heinemann to Ismay referring to the SS OHIO, a US oil tanker that manged to reach Malta in a convoy in 1942. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/89

1960 Dec 21

Letter from Charles G Bolte, Viking Press, to Ismay referring to Mrs Marietta [Ronald] Tree. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/90

1960 Dec 30

Letter from Archibald Campbell, Chief Secretary Malta, to Ismay thanking him for a letter. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/91

1961 Jan 9

Letter from Charles G Bolte, Viking Press, to Ismay referring to Ismay's appearance on a television programme about Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/92

1961 Jan 11

Letter from Ismay to Ben Glazebrook, chairman's personal assistant, William Heinemann referring to a book by H P Lamont and a request to quote from Ismay's book. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/11/93

1961 Jan 13

Letter from Ismay to Charles G Bolte, Viking Press, thanking him for letters referring to Marietta Tree (see 1/11/89) and Ismay's appearance on a television programme about Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (see 1/11/91). Typescript carbon, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/11/94

1961 Apr 11

Letter from Ben Glazebrook, chairman's personal assistant, William Heinemann referring to the success of Ismay's book and mentioning Mrs Raymond E Hartz. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/12 Notebooks used for Ismay's memoirs, The memoirs of General the Lord Ismay (Heinemann, London, 1960), including material on the Maginot Line, 1959


ISMAY: 1/12/1

[1959]

Notebook, includes notes on speech making. Manuscript, 22pp


ISMAY: 1/12/2

[1959]

Notebook, includes notes on Danzig and the Polish corridor. Manuscript, 27 pp


ISMAY: 1/12/3

[1959]

Notebook, includes notes on 1937-1939. Manuscript, 29 pp


ISMAY: 1/12/4

1959 Feb 4

Memorandum from Lt Col R P S Erskine-Tulloch to Gen Sir Richard Gale, Supreme Headquarters, Allied Powers, Europe forwarding (at the request of Gen Martin and Gen Gale) an extract from a book Combats dans la ligne Maginot from an original in French War Office library. Typescript 1p and printed extract, 38pp


ISMAY: 1/13 Various memoranda andother contributions for Ismay's memoirs, The memoirs of General the Lord Ismay (Heinemann, London, 1960), 1958-1959


ISMAY: 1/13/1

1959 Jan 15

Memorandum from Ismay requesting directives given to FM John Standish Surtees Prendergast Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort, at beginning of World War Two and to Lt Gen Kenneth Arthur Noel Anderson before Operation TORCH, Allied invasion of North West Africa 1942; memorandum from Oliver Stanley, Secretary of State for War, to FM John Standish Surtees Prendergast Vereker, 6th viscount Gort, Commander in Chief British Expeditionary Force (BEF), with instructions on their role, command, air defence, air component and advanced air striking force and general air co-operation; directive to Lt Gen Kenneth Arthur Noel Anderson on the role and command of 1 Army, North Africa. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 1/13/2

[1959]

Memorandum from Ismay requesting information on the composition of the Night Air Defence Committee; memorandum giving dates, 1940 Oct 7-1944 Mar 16, of Night Air Defence Committee and details of membership, and quotations from Grand Strategy, June 1941-August 1942, by J M A Gwyer and J R M Butler, (London, 1964) and Gen Sir Frederick Alfred Pile's Ack-Ack, Britain's defence against air attack during the Second World War (George G. Harrap & Co., London, 1949).. Typescript carbon 4 pp


ISMAY: 1/13/3

[1959]

Memorandum from Ismay requesting information on HMS NELSON; memorandum on HMS NELSON which was damaged on Dec 4 1939 and referring to publication of German claims on her sinking. Typescript and typescript carbon, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/13/4

[1959]

Memorandum from Ismay requesting information as to AVM William Sholto Douglas' position in May 1940; air-naval Anglo-French co-operation in an attack on Genoa, Turin and Milan, Italy, Jun 11 1940; AM Arthur Sheridan Barratt's job in France 1939-1940; bombing of Wilhelmshaven, Germany Sep 4 1939. With memorandum in reply. 2 copies of each, typescript and typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/13/5

1958 Apr 30

Memorandum from Miss Jo Sturdee to Alfred Henry Warren, Cabinet Office, requesting information on austerities and precautions on flight from Lyneham to the Casablanca, Morocco conference, Jan 1943. With memoranda in reply. Typescript carbon


ISMAY: 1/13/6

1958 Jul 23

Memorandum from Alfred Henry Warren, Cabinet Office to Miss Jo Sturdee forwarding details of composition of permanent panel of the Committee of Imperial Defence on its formation 1902 Dec 18, and AF John Arbuthnot Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher of Kilverstone's first attendance on 1906 Feb 1; memorandum containing information on useable anti aircraft guns; memorandum containing terms of reference of War Office (Reconstitution) Committee, Reginald Baliol Brett, 2nd Viscount Esher, chairman, 1904 Jan 11; memorandum from Warren to Sturdee with terms of reference of the War Office (Reconstitution) Committee (Esher Committee). Typescript, 5pp


ISMAY: 1/13/7

[1958]

Memorandum from Ismay requesting information on total air raid casualties; extract from Statistical digest of the war, (HMSO, 1951) detailing deaths of civilians by age groups as a result of operations of the war; Typescript carbon 2pp


ISMAY: 1/13/8

[1958]

Memorandum from Ismay requesting information on his visit to France with Rt Hon Neville Chamberlain MP in Dec 1939; memorandum from H A C to Mr Trigger giving dates of visit Dec 15, 1939 and troops visited; Typescript and typescript carbon, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/13/9

1959 Jul 27

Memorandum from J C Nerney, Air Historical Branch to Ismay suggesting help could be given by Air Cdre J H Searby, Director of Operations, Air Ministry on crew morale, and enclosing memorandum on bomber command, number of sorties, casualties, aircraft losses, tons of bombs dropped; memorandum from Ismay to Nerney thanking him for providing information and requesting an account of a sortie. Signed typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 1/13/10

[1958-1959]

Note by the Admiralty on Far Eastern situation as examined, 1921-26. Typescript, 1 p


ISMAY: 1/13/11

1958 Jan 15

Memorandum by Ismay requesting information on British and American press Jun 21-23 1942 concerning Washington talks, fall of Tobruk, Libya, 1941, discontent in parliament in London, and on anti-Hitler activities by German generals 1938-1939, and on the historians John Wheeler-Bennett, Sir Lewis Bernstein Namier and Alan Louis Charles Bullock; memorandum containing sample newspaper headlines from British and American press Jun 21-23 1942; memorandum by Miss E Butler, Central Office of Information, to Alfred Henry Warren, Cabinet Office and Miss Jo Sturdee forwarding information requested by Ismay. Typescript carbon and manuscript, 5pp


ISMAY: 1/13/12

[1958]

Memorandum containing extracts from published works on anti-Hitler activities by German generals 1938-1939, and information regarding the historians John Wheeler-Bennett, Sir Lewis Bernstein Namier and Alan Louis Charles Bullock. Typescript, 12pp


ISMAY: 1/13/13

[1958]

Short quotation, source not identified: 'In the multiplicity of Counsellors, where is wisdom found?' Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14 Other material for Ismay's memoirs, The memoirs of General the Lord Ismay (Heinemann, London, 1960), 1958-1959


ISMAY: 1/14/1

1959 May 14

Letter from Ismay to Sir George Abell, Bank of England, with draft chapter on transfer of power in India. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/2

1959 May 22

Letter from Sir George Abell, Bank of England, to Ismay discussing amendments to chapter on transfer of power in India. Signed typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/14/3

1959 May 28

Letter from Ismay to Sir George Abell thanking him for comments on chapter relating to transfer of power in India. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/4

1960 May 2

Letter from Ismay to FM Sir Claude Auchinleck regarding destruction of Auchinleck's letters and asking for permission to quote an extract on Operation CRUSADER, British 8 Army operations in the Western Desert, North Africa 1941-1942. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/5

[1955]

Review by Isaiah Berlin of Vol II of Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill's war memoirs for Atlantic Monthly. Proof printed, 10pp


ISMAY: 1/14/6

1957 Apr 9

Letter from Sir Norman Craven Brook, Cabinet Office, to Ismay referring to the necessity for his memoirs to be submitted for security vetting. Signed typescript 1 p


ISMAY: 1/14/7

1957 Apr 12

Letter from Ismay to Sir Norman Craven Brook, Cabinet Office, replying to letter regarding the necessity of submission of memoirs for security vetting and giving an account of his progress with memoirs, and views on FM Alan Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough's diaries. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/8

1959 Jan 27

Letter from Sir Norman Craven Brook, Cabinet Office, to Ismay commenting on an instalment of his memoirs, to which no official objections, including passages on Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill as Prime Minister; the lesson to be learnt from the Gallipoli campaign, 1915; chiefs of staff and chief of defence staff; War Cabinet and Defence Committee. Signed typescript, 10pp


ISMAY: 1/14/9

1959 Feb 3

Letter from Ismay to Sir Norman Craven Brook, Cabinet Office, replying to his letter (see 1/14/8) concerning his comments on an instalment of Ismay's memoirs including passages on Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill as Prime Minister. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/10

1960 Apr 12

Letter from Sir Norman Craven Brook, Cabinet Office, to Ismay with comments including a request to paraphrase. Signed typescript, 9pp


ISMAY: 1/14/11

1958 Jun 5

Letter from Ismay to Lawrence Franklin Burgis requesting a description of Whitehall Gardens and Richmond Terrace. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/12

1958 Jun 6

Letter from Lawrence Franklin Burgis to Ismay in reply to Ismay's request for a description of Whitehall Gardens and Richmond Terrace. Manuscript, 3pp


ISMAY: 1/14/13/1

1958 Jun 10

Letter from Lawrence Franklin Burgis, Burgis and Colbourne Ltd, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire to Ismay forwarding description of Whitehall Gardens and Richmond Terrace and Great Street Central War Room (see 1/14/13/2). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/13/2

[1958]

Description of 2-4 Whitehall Gardens and 1-8 Richmond Terrace and Great Street Central War Room. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/14/14

1958 Jun 11

Letter from Ismay to Lawrence Franklin Burgis thanking him for providing descriptions of Whitehall Gardens, Richmond Terrace and Great Street Central War Room. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/15

1954 Aug 12

Letter from AM Sir Dermot Alexander Boyle, Headquarters Fighter Command, to Ismay on a proposed group portrait and referring to the occasion when Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill first made the remark about "the few". Signed typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/14/16

1954 Sep 8

Letter from Ismay to AM Sir Dermot Alexander Boyle, Headquarters Fighter Command, in reply to his reference of the occasion when Winston Churchill first made the remark about "the few" and suggesting No 11 Group in mid-August 1940 and not 1940 Sep. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/17

1956 Sep 13

Letter from AM Sir Dermot Alexander Boyle, Chief of Air Staff, to Ismay in reply to Ismay's letter (1/14/16) concerning Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill's remark about "the few". Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/18

1956 Sep 24

Letter from Ismay to AM Sir Dermot Alexander Boyle, Chief of Air Staff, requesting further information of the occasion when Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill first made the remark about "the few". Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/19

1956 Oct 3

Letter from AM Sir Dermot A Boyle, Chief of Air Staff, to Ismay placing the Winston Churchill remark about "the few", with Hansard reference on 1940 Aug 20, as visit to Fighter Command on 1940 Aug 16. Signed Typescript 1 p


ISMAY: 1/14/20

1956 Sep 25

Letter from Ismay to Sir Arthur Bryant asking for a reference to remark by King John on drowning invaders. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/21

1956 Oct 26

Letter from Sir Arthur Bryant to Ismay in reply to request for reference, to remark by King John on drowning invaders, which he is unable to supply. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/14/22

1957 Dec 21

Letter from Ismay to Frederick Winston Furneaux Smith, 2nd Earl of Birkenhead, forwarding some preliminary drafts and giving plan of work on memoirs. Typescript carbon, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/14/23

[1956-1957]

Letter from Frederick Winston Furneaux Smith, 2nd Earl of Birkenhead, to Ismay regarding Ismay's attitude to politicians and character, and other aspects of preliminary draft. Manuscript, 5pp


ISMAY: 1/14/24

1958 May 5

Letter from Ismay to Frederick Winston Furneaux Smith, 2nd Earl of Birkenhead, replying to a letter commenting on Ismay's preliminary draft. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/25

1958 May 16

Letter from Frederick Winston Furneaux Smith, 2nd Earl of Birkenhead, replying to Ismay's letter (1/14/24) regarding preliminary draft. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/14/26

1958 Mar 26

Letter from Ismay to Maj Gen Arthur Reginald Chater requesting information on expulsion from British Somaliland. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/27

1958 Apr 12

Letter from Maj Gen Arthur Reginald Chater to Ismay replying to his request for information on expulsion from British Somaliland; note by Maj Gen Arthur Reginald Chater on Somaliland 1940 and on defence policy there. Manuscript and typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 1/14/28

1958 Apr 17

Letter from Ismay to Maj Gen Arthur Reginald Chater replying to information provided on Somaliland defence policy. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/29

1956 Sep 24

Letter from Ismay to B W M Young, Headmaster Charterhouse, requesting information as to his 'near miss' of a scholarship in 1902. Typescript carbon, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/14/30

1956 Oct 3

Letter from B W M Young, Headmaster Charterhouse to Ismay, in reply to his request for information on his 'near miss' of a scholarship in 1902. Signed Typescript 2 pp


ISMAY: 1/14/31/1

1958 Jun 23

Letter from J R Colville to Ismay sending notes on FM John Standish Surtees Prendergast Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort; Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill's preparation of speech texts; Kennedy and Harry L Hopkins' first visit to London; Churchill and bezique; Prime Minister's advice to King on a successor government; Churchill and FM Archibald Percival, 1st Earl Wavell; Churchill and Greece; Hopkins' former Anglo-phobia and his views on Queen Elizabeth II; sinking of the BISMARCK, May 1941, with letter from J R M Butler, Trinity College Cambridge, to J R Colville with information regarding message to FM John Standish Surtees Prendergast Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort, and account of orders from War Office (Sir Anthony Eden) and possibly Gen George 1940 May 19-22. Typescript and manuscript, 11 p


ISMAY: 1/14/32

1958 Jun 26

Letter from Ismay to J R Colville thanking him for his comments (see 1/14/31). Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/33

1958 Sep 2

Letter from Oliver Lyttelton, 1st Viscount Chandos, to Ismay with a quotation of Napoleon 'on the hand of the general'. Signed typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/14/34

1958 Sep 9

Letter from Ismay to Oliver Lyttleton, 1st Viscount Chandos, thanking him for his letter with quotation of Napoleon. Copy typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/35

1958 Sep 12

Letter from Oliver Lyttleton, 1st Viscount Chandos, continuing correspondence regarding quotation of Napoleon. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/36

1958 May 16

Letter from Ismay to Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill forwarding a draft. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/37

1958 May 23

Letter from Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill to Ismay thanking him for forwarding a draft. Initialled typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/38

1958 Jun 4

Letter from Miss Jo Sturdee to Ismay indicating Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill's comments. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/39

1958 Aug 21

Letter from Ismay to Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill concerning layout of the book. Typescript carbon. 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/40

1958 Aug 27

Letter from Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill to Ismay replying to Ismay's letter on layout of book. Initialled typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/41

1958 Oct 19

Letter from Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill to Ismay stating appreciation of the narrative. Initialled typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/42

1958 Oct 23

Letter from Ismay to Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill thanking him for his appreciation of the memoirs' narrative. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/43

1959 Jan 16

Letter from Ismay to Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill with progress and plan of memoirs. Typescript carbon, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/14/44

1959 Feb 18

Letter from Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill to Ismay thanking him, giving him details of progress and plan of memoirs. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/45

1959 Mar 4

Letter from Ismay to Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill in reply to his letter (1/14/44) concerning progress and plan of memoirs. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/46

1960 Mar 6

Letter from Sir Winston Churchill to Ismay thanking him for forwarding proofs. Initialled typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/47

1960 Mar 7

Letter from Ismay thanking him for his letter (1/14/46) concerning proofs and request for foreword. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/48

1960 Apr 8

Letter from Anthony Montague Browne, private secretary to Sir Winston Churchill, concerning foreword. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/49

1960 Apr

Foreword by Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill. Copy typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/50

1960 Apr 13

Letter from Anthony Montague Browne, private secretary to Sir Winston Churchill, to Ismay requesting the renaming of foreword as tribute. Signed typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/14/51

1958 Aug 29

Letter from Ismay to R Adm Royer Mylius Dick concerning Adm Andrew Browne Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope, and British withdrawal from Crete, May 1941. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/52

1958 Oct 11

Letter from R Adm Royer Mylius Dick to Ismay in reply to Ismay's concerning Adm Andrew Browne Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope and British withdrawal from Crete, May 1941. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/14/53

1958 Oct 13

Letter from R Adm Royer Mylius Dick to Ismay confirming story provided by Adm Sir John Hereward Edelsten and [Adm Sir (Henry John) Studholme] Brownrigg with extract from the latter. Signed typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 1/14/54

1958 Nov 6

Letter from Ismay to R Adm Royer Mylius Dick requesting confirmation of a story of Adm Andrew Browne Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope's on dental chairs at Algiers, Morocco. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/55

1956 Nov 11

Article in the Sunday Times by Peter Fleming on invasion of United Kingdom during 1940s. Newspaper cutting, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/56

1961 Nov 27

Letter from William Logan Fox of MacCoy Evans and Lewis, Philadelphia, USA to Ismay with appreciation of memoirs and query on varying traditions of surrender between the army and navy and forwarding two related letters, from Col Vincent J Esposito, Professor in the Department of Military Art and Engineering, West Point, to William Logan Fox and from E B Potter, Chairman of Naval History, Annapolis, to William Logan Fox. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 1/14/57

1959 Jun 25

Memorandum from Brig J B Sandberg, War Office, Chessington to Lt Gen Sir Humfrey Gale on roadside storage for ammunition from 1941 onwards with information supplied to Director of Supplies and Transport to Director of Ordnance Services. 2 copies typescript carbon, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/14/58

1960 May 6

Letter from Ismay to William Philip Sidney, 1st Viscount De L'Isle requesting permission to quote from a letter from FM John Standish Surtees Prendergast Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort regarding Malta in 1943 Jul. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/59

1960 May 6

Letter from William Philip Sidney, 1st Viscount De L'Isle to Ismay in reply to his request for permission to quote from a letter from FM John Standish Surtees Prendergast Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort regarding Malta in 1943 Jul. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/60

1957 Feb 18

Letter from Ismay to Gen Sir Leslie Hollis regarding hoax episode with chiefs of staff and Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill and the publication of Triumph in the West, 1943-1946. (based on the diaries and autobiographical notes of FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough) by Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant (Collins, London, 1959). Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/61

1957 Feb 22

Letter from Gen Sir Leslie Hollis to Ismay in reply to his letter regarding hoax episode with chiefs of staff Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill and the publication of Triumph in the West, 1943-1946. (Based on the diaries and autobiographical notes of FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough) by Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant (Collins, London, 1959). Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/14/62

1958 Aug 30

Letter from Ismay to Sir Rupert Howorth requesting information on a possible Channel Tunnel in 1929-30. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/63

1958 Sep 8

Letter from Sir Rupert Howorth to Ismay in reply to his request for information on a possible Channel Tunnel in 1929-30 and giving some information of a committee under George Rowland Blades, 1st Baron Ebbisham of Cobham. Signed typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 1/14/64

1958 Sep 11

Letter from Ismay to Sir Rupert Howorth replying to his letter regarding Channel Tunnel in 1929-30 and mentioning coronation of George VI. Copy typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/65

1958 Jun 18

Letter from Ismay to Wg Cdr Sir John Hodsoll, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), Paris, France requesting information on Air Raid Precautions. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/66

1958 Jun 19

Letter from Wg Cdr Sir John Hodsoll, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), Paris, France to Ismay in reply to Ismay's request for information on Air Raid Precautions Committee 1924-1936 and subsequent measures, giving volunteers at the time of the Munich agreement, 29 Sep 1938 and outbreak of war, evacuation plans, the role of Regional Commissioners and Regions. Signed typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/14/67

1958 Jun 3

Letter from Ismay to Wg Cdr Sir John Hodsoll, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), Paris, France thanking him for replying to his request for information regarding Air Raid Precautions. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/68

1958 Aug 30

Letter from Lt Gen Sir Ian Jacob to Ismay commenting on draft for book regarding the connection between formation of the RAF and Chief of Staff committee, the Committee of Imperial Defence and its war preparation and secretariat. Manuscript, 4pp


ISMAY: 1/14/69

1959 Jan 24

Letter from Lt Gen Sir Ian Jacob to Ismay regarding powers of Thomas Walker Hobart Inskip, 1st Viscount Caldecote, and AF Ernle Montacute Chatfield, 1st Baron Chatfield, as minister for co-ordination of defence; the Committee of Imperial Defence; Norway campaign Apr-Jun 1940; Greece; Singapore, lack of preparedness in Far East and its causes; Franklin Delano Roosevelt, US President and landing in North Africa, Operation GYMNAST; Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill's accession as prime minister, May 1940. Manuscript, 4pp


ISMAY: 1/14/70

1958 Dec 12

Letter from Gen Sir Henry Jackson to Ismay concerning defence and command questions. Manuscript, 6pp


ISMAY: 1/14/71

1959 Feb 18

Letter from Ismay to Gen Sir Henry Jackson explaining refusal of Lees Knowles lectureship, the importance of overall 'political' decisions in strategy as instanced by Gen Sir Claude John Eyre Auchinleck and German FM Erwin Rommel in 1942; Far East versus Russian reinforcements; FM Archibald Percival Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell, the Western Desert, North Africa and Greece. Typescript carbon, 3pp


ISMAY: 1/14/72

1959 Feb 24

Letter from Gen Sir Henry Jackson to Ismay thanking him for his letter regarding Lees Knowles lectureship and the importance of overall 'political' decisions in strategy and on the lack of books on higher direction of the war. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/14/73

1959 Apr 30

Letter from Leslie Knight, Television House to Ismay giving Sir Millis Jefferis' name as an informant on MD1 (Ministry of Defence 1), a British department formed in 1939 to develop special weapons during World War Two. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/74

1958 May 5

Letter from Ismay to Leslie Knight, Television House, replying to his offer suggesting Sir Millis Jefferis' as an informant on MD1 (Ministry of Defence 1), a British department formed in 1939 to develop special weapons. Typescript carbon 1 p


ISMAY: 1/14/75

1958 May 8

Letter from Ismay to Sir Millis Jefferis requesting information on activities of MD1 (Ministry of Defence 1), a British department formed in 1939 to develop special weapons during World War Two. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/76

[1958]

Draft note by Ismay on MD1 (Ministry of Defence 1), a British department formed in 1939 to develop special weapons run by Maj Millis Jefferis, the development of the sticky bomb and Winston Churchill's efforts to ensure support for Jefferis' work. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/77

1958 May 14

Letter from Sir Millis Jefferis to Ismay concerning inventions at MD1 (Ministry of Defence 1), a British department formed in 1939 to develop special weapons, including the Bombard, anti-tank PIAT (Projector Infantry Anti-Tank), Hedgehog (anti-submarine). Manuscript, 4pp


ISMAY: 1/14/78

1958 May 20

Letter from Ismay to Sir Millis Jefferis wishing to correct certain facts about Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill and specifying details required about MD1 (Ministry of Defence 1), a British department formed in 1939 to develop special weapons. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/79

1958 May 23

Letter from Sir Millis Jeffris to Ismay regarding MD1 (Ministry of Defence 1), a British department formed in 1939 to develop special weapons concerning its formation by General Sir Ronald Forbes Adam, Deputy Chief of Imperial General Staff, about six months before World War Two began, under Frederick Alexander Lindemann. Manuscript, 6pp


ISMAY: 1/14/80

1957 Oct 3

Letter from Ismay to Eelco van Kleffens, The Netherlands North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) delegation, requesting information on a visit to Richmond Terrace. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/81

1957 Oct 8

Letter from Eelco van Kleffens, The Netherlands North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) delegation, to Ismay giving an account of an interview on the night of 1940 May 10-11 at which ACM William Sholto Douglas' was present, and Netherlands State Institute for War Documentation to which he had given his papers. Signed typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/14/82

1957 Oct 16

Letter from Ismay to Eelco van Kleffens, The Netherlands North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) delegation, requesting further information regarding an interview on the night of 1940 May 10-11 at which ACM William Sholto Douglas was present, and Netherlands State Institute for War Documentation to which he had given his papers. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/83

1957 Oct 22

Letter from Eelco van Kleffens, The Netherlands North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) delegation, with further mention of an interview on the night of 1940 May 10-11 at which ACM William Sholto Douglas was present and a full account of a second visit on 13 May 1940. Signed Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/14/84

[1957]

An account of the death of Col Aubertin Walter Sothern Mallaby in Indonesia. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/85

1955 Dec 22, 1958 Dec 13

Letter from Ismay to First Sea Lord Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, requesting an account of his visit to Pearl Harbour before the Japanese attack, Dec 1941. With letter from Robert Hopkins, son of Harry S Hopkins to New York Herald Tribune concerning Franklin Delano Roosevelt, US President and Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour, 1941 and United States government's prior knowledge of Japanese intentions. Typescript carbon, 1p and newspaper cutting


ISMAY: 1/14/86

1958 Dec 31

Letter from First Sea Lord Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma to Ismay with message from Edwina Cynthia Annette Ashley Mountbatten, Countess Mountbatten of Burma. With note by First Sea Lord Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, on his visit to Pearl Harbour, USA Oct 1941 on his way to command HMS ILLUSTRIOUS when he gave his views on preparedness at Pearl Harbour. Manuscript and Typescript, 3p


ISMAY: 1/14/87

[1958]

Review by Adm Angus Dacres Nicholl of Sir James Ramsay Montagu Butler's Grand strategy, June 1941-August 1942, History of the Second World War vol. 2, (London, 1957) European Service BBC, with reference to Ismay. Typescript carbon, 6pp


ISMAY: 1/14/88

[1958-1960]

Two quotations relating to Nelson and their verification by the National Maritime Museum. Typescript, 1 p


ISMAY: 1/14/89-93

1960 Nov-Dec

Correspondence concerning the SS OHIO, a US oil tanker that manged to reach Malta in a convoy in 1942 (see 1/11/75-1/11/81).


ISMAY: 1/14/94

1959 Apr 28

Letter from Ismay to Lt Gen Sir Henry Pownall stating that he is recovering from ill health and suggesting they meet for lunch. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/95

1959 Apr 30

Letter from Lt Gen Sir Henry Pownall to Ismay replying to Ismay's letter (1/14/94) suggesting a meeting. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/14/96

1959 May 14

Letter from Ismay to Lt Gen Sir Henry Pownall forwarding drafts relating to Committee of Imperial Defence and Rt Hon Neville Chamberlain. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/97

1959 May 25

Letter from Lt Gen Sir Henry Pownall to Ismay with comments on drafts relating to Committee of Imperial Defence and Rt Hon Neville Chamberlain, and on advance nomination to General Headquarters, British Expeditionary Force (BEF) staff. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/14/98

1959 May 28

Letter from Ismay to Lt Gen Sir Henry Pownall replying to his comments relating to Committee of Imperial Defence and Neville Chamberlain, and on advance nomination to General Headquarters, British Expeditionary Force (BEF) staff (1/14/97) and forwarding drafts. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/99

1959 Jun 10

Letter from Lt Gen Sir Henry Pownall to Ismay with comments on drafts. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/14/100

1959 Jun 15

Letter from Ismay to Lt Gen Sir Henry Pownall reply to his comments on draft and requesting details on Maginot Line. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/101

1959 Jun 22

Letter from Lt Gen Sir Henry Pownall to Ismay with description of Maginot Line in 1939 March, including depth of defence, wire, defence from air. Manuscript, 3pp


ISMAY: 1/14/102

1959 Jun 6

Letter from Ismay to Sir Henry Pownall reply to his letter (1/14/101) relating with a description of the Maginot Line in 1939 March. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/103

1959 Jul 25

Letter from Sir Henry Pownall to Ismay with comments relating to Kesselring's parachute troops at Crete and subsequent possibilities against Malta. Manuscript, 2 pp


ISMAY: 1/14/104

1959 Jul 29

Letter from Ismay to Sir Henry Pownall replying to letter (1/14/103) relating to Kesselring's parachute troops at Crete and subsequent possibilities against Malta and with a query about FM Archibald Percival Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell's American, British, Dutch, Australian Command. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/105

1959 Aug 14

Letter from Sir Henry Pownall to Ismay with comments on American, British, Dutch, Australian Command 1942 Jan 10-Feb 25. Manuscript, 4pp


ISMAY: 1/14/106

1959 Jan 14

Letter from Ismay to Sir Kenneth Pickthorn MP requesting information on the rescue of Belgian uranium in 1939 and referring to John Anderson, 1st Viscount Waverley. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/107

1959 Jan 14

Letter from Sir Kenneth Pickthorn MP to Ismay referring to Sir George Thomson, Master of Corpus Christi, Cambridge. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/108

1959 Jun 14

Letter from Ismay to Sir Kenneth Pickthorn MP in reply to his letter (1/14/107) concerning Sir George Thomson, Master of Corpus Christi, Cambridge. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/109

1959 Jun 23

Letter from Sir Kenneth Pickthorn MP to Ismay with an account of an interview with Sir George Thomson and Ismay, and with reference to A V Hill's mission to the United States. Signed typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/14/110

1959 Jun 25

Letter from Ismay to Sir Kenneth Pickthorn MP asking if he might write to Sir George Thomson about an interview involving all three named.


ISMAY: 1/14/111

1959 Jul 1

Letter from Sir Kenneth Pickthorn MP to Ismay replying to his letter (1/14/110) concerning an interview between the two correspondents and Sir George Thomson and dating the episode about Jul 1939. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/112

1959 Jul 6

Letter from Ismay to Sir George Thomson concerning an interview between the two correspondents and Sir Kenneth Pickthorn MP in Jul 1939. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/113

1959 Jul 8

Letter from Sir George Paget Thomson to Ismay on purchase of uranium for use by Thomson while professor of Physics at Imperial College of Science, London, May 1939, leading through Sir Rudolf (Ernst) Peierls and Otto Robert Frisch to the development of fission of uranium isotope U235, Sir Henry Thomas Tizard and the MAUD Committee, a committee set up in Apr 1940 to look into the development of atomic weapons, with reference to Wilfred Freeman, and on obtaining uranium in Belgium from Union Miniere. Signed typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/14/114

1959 Jul 13

Letter from Ismay to Sir George Paget Thomson thanking him for his letter (1/14/113) concerning uranium purchase from Belgium for work at Imperial College of Science, London at the beginning of the World War Two. Signed typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 1/14/115

1959 Jul 13

Letter from Sir Kenneth Pickthorn MP to Ismay on the issue of German invasion through Belgium being linked with uranium dumps there. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/116

1959 Jul 16

Letter from Ismay to Sir Kenneth Pickthorn MP explaining that the incident regarding Belgium uranium was to be omitted from his memoirs. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/117

1958 Nov 4

Letter from Maj Gen Ian S O Playfair, Historical Section, Cabinet Office, to Ismay sending typescript of Mediterranean and the Middle East Vol III. Signed Typescript 1 p


ISMAY: 1/14/118

1958 Nov 9

Letter from Ismay to Maj Gen Ian Stanley Ord Playfair, Historical Section, Cabinet Office, returning typescript of Mediterranean and the Middle East Vol III. (HMSO, London, 1960). Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/119

1959 Jul 7

Letter from Ismay to Sir (Thomas) Leslie Rowan asking him to read his memoirs. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/120

1959 Jul 8

Letter from Sir (Thomas) Leslie Rowan to Ismay replying to his request to read the memoirs. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/121

1959 Jul 10

Letter from Ismay to Sir (Thomas) Leslie Rowan concerning his request for Rowan to read his memoirs. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/122

1959 Jul 13

Letter from Sir (Thomas) Leslie Rowan to Ismay thanking him for a copy of the manuscript of his memoirs. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/123

1959 Aug 5

Letter from Sir (Thomas) Leslie Rowan to Ismay forwarding comments on Ismay's manuscript and referring to Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill's speech on defence White Paper of Mar 1936 and on Churchill's confidence in his subordinates. Signed typescript, 11pp


ISMAY: 1/14/124

[1958-1959]

Memorandum by Ismay requesting information on PQ convoys to the Soviet Union. Typescript carbon 1 p


ISMAY: 1/14/125

1958 Apr 2

Memorandum by Capt Stephen W Roskill in reply to Ismay's request for information on 'PQ' (Arctic) convoys to the Soviet Union, the proportions in British and American shipping, sinking, and the worst disaster being PQ 17, 27 Jun-5 Jul 1942. Signed Typescript 1 p


ISMAY: 1/14/126

1959 Jan 3

Letter from Ismay to Edwart C W von Selzam, Nuremberg, Germany requesting the name of a professor whom he met in Danzig, Poland before World War Two; two replies from von Selzam. With affidavit by von Selzam, Nuremberg (Document Book 1b Weizsaecker Document No 159 Exhibit No 7) in defence of former German Secretary of State Ernst von Weizsaecker and an account of resistance group within German foreign service, and with references to Dr Theo Kordt and Erick Kordt. Typescript and manuscript, 28pp


ISMAY: 1/14/127

1959 May 5

Letter from Edwart C W von Selzam, Nuremberg Germany, with name of Dr Reinhard Haferkorn, member of faculty of Technische Hochschule, Danzig, Poland. 2 copies Signed Typescript and Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/128

1959 May 19

Letter from Edwart C W von Selzam, Nuremberg Germany, forwarding another copy with details of Dr Reinhard Haferkorn, member of faculty of Technische Hochschule, Danzig, Poland. Signed typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/129

1959 May 25

Letter from Ismay to Edwart C W von Selzam, Nuremberg Germany, replying to his request (see 1/14/127-8) for details of Dr Reinhard Haferkorn, member of faculty of Technische Hochschule, Danzig, Poland. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/130

1959 Aug 10

Letter from Sir Ronald (Evelyn Leslie) Wingate to Ismay forwarding a redraft of passages regarding the transfer of power in India and mentioning lack of national unity. With note by Sir Ronald (Evelyn Leslie) Wingate with a redraft of Ismay's passages on the transfer of power in India in the context of British methods of ruling India since 1858. Manuscript, 8pp


ISMAY: 1/14/131

1958 May 22

Letter from Ismay to Maj Gen Bevil Thomson Wilson requesting details of his first cavalry station at Nowshera cavalry cantonment Risalpur, India. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/14/132/1

1958

Letter from Maj Gen Bevil Thomson Wilson to Ismay forwarding notes and map on Nowshera cavalry cantonment Risalpur, India. With note by Maj Gen Bevil Thomson Wilson on Nowshera cavalry cantonment Risalpur, India 1908-1912 with sketch map. Manuscript, 4pp


ISMAY: 1/14/133

1958 Jun 18

Letter from Ismay to Maj Gen Bevil Thomson Wilson replying to his letter (1/14/132) forwarding details of Nowshera cavalry cantonment Risalpur, India and referring to his own racing experience there. Typescript carbon, 1p


ISMAY: 1/15 Drafts, proofs and other papers related to Ismay's memoirs, The memoirs of General the Lord Ismay (Heinemann, London, 1960), [1958-1959]


ISMAY: 1/15/1

[1958-1959]

First draft of memoirs, part I, chapters 1-4 including some annotations and references, draft on opening of World War Two and transfer of India, corrected by Ismay and also Edward, 1st Baron Bridges. Typescript and typescript carbon


ISMAY: 1/15/2

[1958-1959]

Galley proofs of memoirs, uncorrected. Printed, 92pp


ISMAY: 1/15/3A

[1958-1959]

Insertions and retyped passages of memoirs; notes and proposed insertions; Typescript carbon.


ISMAY: 1/15/4

[1958-1959]

Text of memoirs, in six folders. Typescript carbon, 542pp


ISMAY: 1/15/5

[1958-1959]

Corrected drafts and retypes of memoirs.

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